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Media Lab Manager

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for a friendly, highly organized creative problem solver with a passion for arts administration, studio management, and arts education.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Museum Programming, the Media Lab Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the department’s staff, programming, video archive, equipment, and spaces. This is a full time, non-exempt position

The Media Lab is a studio for children and families that encourages storytelling through stop-motion animation, filmmaking, and sound recording. The successful candidate will work to build and strengthen all Media Lab programs. They will manage Media Lab’s administrative duties, including scheduling, managing equipment, and ordering materials and supplies, among others. The position also includes teaching after-school programs, art colony classes, and workshops during public hours. The Media Lab Manager is responsible for the supervision of the Media Lab, Clay Bar, Gallery Workshops, and Sound Booth. Additionally, the Media Lab Manager will serve as Manager on Duty, alongside other museum department managers.

This position is 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will work an average percentage of 70% administrative time and 30% teaching time (28 hours of administration + 12 hours teaching per week).

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Department Administration:

  • Management of all Media Lab staff: hiring, placement in programs, training and scheduling all teaching artists within the department.
  • Budget management, procurement, inventory and upkeep of all Media Lab equipment, materials and supplies
  • Management of all Media Lab programming in terms of scheduling and location
  • Scheduling and facilitating Media Lab staff meetings
  • Collaborating with other museum administrators
  • Foster a sense of collaboration, creativity, and sound educational practices among teaching artists

Teaching within the Media Lab Department:

  • Public hours workshops
  • After School
  • Art Colony
  • School Partnerships
  • Special programs, fairs and festivals

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Familiarity with animation, filmmaking, sound recording, or 3D printing.
  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in a community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, filmmaking/animation, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

This is a full-time non-exempt position. Salary is based on prior experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Teaching Artist – Free Arts Island Outpost (Weekends)

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who facilitate multi-sensory learning and support creative problem-solving skills. Teaching Artists are essential to CMA in that they offer insight into studio programming, exhibitions, and cultural festivals from the perspective of a practicing artist. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into creating hands-on artmaking workshops.

The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s offerings as well as to develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and innovative. Ideal candidates are warm, outgoing, collaborative, flexible and creative.

 

 

Children’s Museum of the Arts seeks to hire teaching artists for Free Arts Island Outpost, a program that promotes collaborative artmaking for children and families on Governor’s Island. Workshops run each weekend on Saturday and Sunday from May 4th-September 29th, including Labor Day and Memorial Day. Teaching Artists in this position will:

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops at the museum’s Free Arts Island Outpost, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking workshops.
  • Set up and break down workshops at the start and end of each day.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Ability to work outside during the summer months.
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in an community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

This is an hourly, part time position. Shifts run 9:00AM-5:30PM Saturdays & Sundays as well as Memorial Day & Labor Day.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Media Lab Senior Teaching Artist & Weekend Supervisor

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts is searching for a friendly, highly organized creative problem solver with a passion for arts administration, studio management, and arts education.

Reporting to the Manager of the Media Lab, the Media Lab Senior Teaching Artist & Weekend Supervisor will the support Manager of the Media Lab with the day-to-day management of workshops. He/She will lead learner-centered; hands-on art programming for children ages 5+ and their families relating to exhibitions, CMA’s permanent collection and children’s lives, and manage the studio during the museum’s busy weekend hours.

This position is up to 40 hours per week, Wednesday- Sunday. A successful candidate will work an average percentage of 72% teaching time and 28% program and administrative time (29 hours of teaching + 11 hours of program and administrative time per week).

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

 Teaching within the Media Lab Department:

  • Teaching during Public Hours Workshops
  • Act as Weekend Supervisor during busy weekend hours
  • Special Programs, External Partnerships, Special Events, and other high profile events

Department Support:

  • Maintain quality standards for studio programming, keeping programs fresh and innovative, with a focus on both creative exploration and technique/skill building
  • Work with ML Manager to develop, plan, schedule and improve curriculum and programming, for school groups, summer colonies, classes, community programs, external partnerships and in-school residencies
  • Assist in maintaining the organization of supplies, equipment and materials in the department
  • Assist in ordering supplies and equipment as needed within budget targets
  • Assists in installation and deinstallation of CMA exhibits. Responsible for helping to maintain exhibition standards in the museum’s gallery, in collaboration with the Curator

 Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in a community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, filmmaking/animation, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

Working Conditions:  We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional evening hours are required of all staff.  CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Pay rate is $18.25 per hour based on prior experience. CMA offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Summer Administrative Assistant / Team Leader

Description & Qualifications

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant/Team Leader for each of our summer program locations at 103 Charlton Street and on Governors Island.

CMA’s Summer Art Colony program allows children to immerse themselves in week-long innovative arts courses taught by professional working artists from NYC. Classes are offered in both the Fine Arts and Media Arts for students ages 5-15. This position assists in the daily operations and management of CMA’s largest program, Art Colony, which served over 900 children last summer.

Administrative Assistants will work directly with CMA staff to process registrations, answer email or phone inquiries, document class activities for CMA’s Blog and social media sites, assist in early and late dismissals, collect parent and student evaluations, and assist with other program administrative duties. In addition, Administrative Assistants will be responsible in leading College and High School interns in facilitating structured play-time for students in the beginning and end of day.

Who Should Apply:

This is a seasonal, entry-level, full-time position. It is ideal for those interested in careers in Arts Administration or Non-Profit Management, looking to build experience in a museum/community setting.

Time Commitment:

June 3rd – September 6th, 2019 (14 weeks), Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM.

Admins have 1 hour break that can be taken throughout the day.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Passion for working with children and families, understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles.
  • Experience working with children between ages 5-15 in a classroom or camp setting
  • Strong written and verbal skills, with attention to details in correspondences and the ability to communicate clearly to both adults and children
  • Excellent leadership and collaborative skills, including the ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups, such as teaching artists, interns, parents/caregivers, and students
  • Commitment to positive approaches in behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocols
  • Ability to multitask and track various ongoing or repeating projects
  • Naturally energetic, outgoing, self-motivated, and passionate about visual arts
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Applicants must be able to commit to the entire summer

Reliability and enthusiasm are key! CMA offers a fun and casual working environment and you would be a very important part of our team.

Compensation:

Administrative Assistants/Team Leaders will receive a total stipend of $8,400 for this seasonal position.

How to Apply

To apply for these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to summer@cmany.org, with Summer Administrative Assistant/Team Leader in the subject line.

Application Deadline is on April 15th by 5PM. Suitable candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged! All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.  

CMA is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Summer Art Colony Internship

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking college-level or equivalent experience interns to support our Summer Art Colony Day Camps. CMA’s Internship Program provides candidates with the opportunity to work and learn from our professionally trained Teaching Artists, who are working artists in New York City. Interns will learn skills in classroom management, best practices in Universal Design for Learning, curriculum design that values inclusiveness and accessibility, and art studio instruction and techniques.

Internship placements are available onsite at 103 Charlton Street and offsite on Governors Island.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support our professional teaching artists with program development, classroom instruction, art material preparation and clean up
  • Develop and facilitate activities to engage students during free time
  • Support CMA’s behavioral expectations and the social-emotional goals of our students
  • Assist with pick-up and drop-off duties, serving as a liaison for CMA
  • Assist with administrative duties, including the preparation of welcome packets, tracking daily attendance, process health forms and emergency contacts etc.
  • Assist with research and documentation of student artwork
  • Attend mandatory orientation and training
  • Keep reflective notes and complete suggested readings

Key Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Passion for working with children ages 5-15. Experience in classrooms, studios or camp settings preferred
  • Prior leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professionals
  • Energetic, outgoing, self-motivated and passionate about studio art, arts education and/or non-profit community work
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission

Summer Art Colony will run between June 17 to September 6, 2019, Monday to Friday from 8:45AM to 5PM. Applicants available for the majority of summer are preferred and a minimum commitment of 6 weeks is necessary to apply.

CMA offers Metrocard reimbursements and a small stipend after the successful completion and a review of the internship. The museum will work with colleges who offer credit or scholarships for internships.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to summer@cmany.org, with Summer College Internship Program in the subject line. Application deadline is April 30, 2019 by 5pm.

Bilingual Teaching Artist - School & Community Programs

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts seeks to hire teaching artists for in-school residencies in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx and the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of Queens. Bilingual Teaching Artists preferred.

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who facilitate multi-sensory learning and support creative problem-solving skills. Teaching Artists are essential to CMA in that they offer insight into studio programming, exhibitions, and cultural festivals from the perspective of a practicing artist. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into creating hands-on artmaking workshops. Additionally, Teaching Artists lead inquiry-based dialogue in the classrooms, gallery, and studios encouraging children and families to apply critical thinking to investigating and creating art. Ideal candidates are warm, outgoing, collaborative, flexible and creative.

Bilingual Teaching Artist- School & Community Programs  

Under the supervision of the Community Programs team, the School & Community Programs Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities:

    • Attend professional development trainings and meetings at CMA
    • Co-Teach sessions in school settings
    • Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure
  • Cultivate and motivate students through using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them
  • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art
  • Provide students with opportunities to interact and reflect upon artwork of their own, of their classmates, and of emerging and established artists by implementing visual thinking strategies and CMA’s pedagogy of look, make, share
  • Submit reflections, visual documentation, curriculum, and research on a weekly basis

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Experience working with students with disabilities a plus. Flexible to make adaptations for diverse learners
  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in an community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • BA, BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

This is an hourly, part time position.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Education Intern

Description & Qualifications

The Education Intern(s) will work within School and Community Programs to plan and facilitate Group Visits at CMA.

Interns will gain direct experience in teaching artistry and nonprofit administration, with a specific focus on inclusive arts practices and collaboration with schools.

Interns will:

– Assist Teaching Artists in facilitating group visits for students (Pre-K – High School).

– Build teaching artist skills, including working with special needs students, inquiry-based learning and inclusive teaching, and creating lessons and projects. Click here for more on our methods and pedagogy.

– Experience the education and outreach components of arts nonprofit leadership. This includes creating curriculum, forging connections with schools and communities, supporting our free inclusive programs for children with special needs, and short and long-term project creation.

Course credit may be available with approval from your academic advisor.

Dates:

Spring Semester: Flexible, but January 7 – May 24, 2019 preferred.

Summer: Flexible but June 10 – August 30, 2019 preferred

Days: 3-5 weekdays
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Requirements:

-Artistic practice or experience

-Experience working with kids or teens

-Organized, reliable, able to work individually and with a team

-Proficient in Google Suite, strong oral/written communication skills

-Interest in arts leadership

A plus:

-Experience with children with disabilities/ learning differences

-Fluency in languages other than English, including Spanish, French, ASL, etc.

How To Apply

Please email a resume and one-page cover letter describing the following:

  •       Your relevant qualifications (teaching, administration, artistic, etc.)
  •       Your interest in the Children’s Museum of the Arts
  •       Your availability (days/times)

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Education Intern: ta@cmany.org

Subject Line: Interested Position: [POSITION TITLE]

Ex: Interested Position: EDUCATION INTERN

Eligible candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Summer 2019 Teen Intern

Description and Qualifications

CMA’s Teen Internship program provides 10th-12th grade students with an opportunity to support our various fine art and media art programs and to learn from our professionally trained teaching artists.  Find out more

Visitor Services Associate

Description & Qualifications

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers.

Front Desk Responsibilities:

  • Taking admissions and maintaining the cash register (PatronManager).
  • Understanding and operating museum technology, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Checking in members and groups.
  • Answer phones and directing calls.
  • Providing information on daily functions of the museum, as well as neighborhood directions and recommendations.
  • Gift shop sales.
  • Customer service.
  • Helping with administrative tasks including mass mailings and database entry.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of Museum entrance area

Floor Responsibilities:

  • Greeting visitors and guiding them to age appropriate areas.
  • Providing information on daily functions of the museum, as well as neighborhood directions and recommendations.
  • Answering visitor questions regarding museum programming including art exhibits, classes, and outreaches.
  • Ensuring museum safety, particularly in museum play areas.
  • Assisting children, parents, and teaching artists in workshops and art-making.
  • Assisting administrative staff.
  • Customer service.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of café, stroller parking, and other museum areas.
  • Understanding and operating museum technology, and troubleshooting issues.

Qualifications

  • 1 to 2 years experience in a customer service or sales environment
  • Experience working on a PC
  • Personable demeanor
  • Self-directed and works well under minimal supervision
  • Experience with children and the arts preferable
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced and sometimes hectic atmosphere
  • Weekend availability preferred

Rate

  • $13/hour

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter & resume to Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org

Birthday Party Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a part time Birthday Party Lead Teaching Artist on Saturdays & Sundays for kids ages 1 to 14. Birthday Teaching Artists work together with birthday parents to ensure a fun, relaxed atmosphere for our art filled parties. Artists will not only act as party hosts, but also lead the party guests in group art workshops. The projects will typically be pre-determined, though the specifics of the project are up to the artists, allowing for maximum creativity with our ever-changing array of art materials, and each artist’s touch of personal style and expertise.

An energetic, cheery, and welcoming disposition is essential for this position, as is taking pleasure in working with children. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, punctual, and find more out about parties at https://cmany.org/rentals/birthdays/

 

Responsibilities:

– Team up and share responsibilities with partnering artist (there are typically 2 -3 artists per party).

– Party set-up and clean-up, including catering, art project prep, and logistics.

– Greeting the party family and guests, and acclimating them to the space and the party schedule.

– Work with museum staff to ensure all party activities run smoothly with the day’s other programming.

– Lead a 20-30 minute group art workshop for party families (20-60 people).

– Assist with art material inventory and request orders for new supplies.

– Plan creative ways to re-invent old projects based on the materials at hand, and suggest new birthday projects.

Qualifications

  • Communicates well with people and can work calmly and efficiently in a loud, hectic work environment.
  • Can interact with a diverse age range of children (ages 1-14).
  • Must be very self-guided, have a positive attitude, stamina, and a congenial, enthusiastic demeanor.
  • Can use a wide range of art materials to present age appropriate art projects for children in both a guided, and unguided setting.
  • Experience with children and an arts background required.
  • Experience teaching or in a service related field a plus.
  • A degree, or pursuit of degree in the visual, performing arts, art education, or related field is preferred.
  • Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends, especially Saturdays & Sundays

Hours/Hiring Timeline/Compensation

CMA is seeking an artist to take a regular weekend shifts. Shift hours are subject to party bookings, but can take place between the hours of 9am and 9pm. Additional shifts may also be available some Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and weekend evenings

Hiring will begin ASAP to begin shifts in September. Compensation starts at $16.25/hr plus tips.

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter & resume to Sean at sgilfeather@cmany.org

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply. No calls, please.

 

Facility Maintenance Assistant

Description & Qualifications

The Facility Maintenance Assistant is responsible for providing basic and specialty cleaning services to all areas of the museum in order to maintain the facility in a safe, clean, and welcoming condition. Work is performed both independently and with support from a contracted cleaning company in accordance with facility standards and procedures.

The successful candidate will have experience servicing the needs of a facility of a similar size and/or operation, and will be comfortable with the following responsibilities. This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Candidates must be willing to work part-time. On occasion the candidate will need to swing morning hours or work later hours to accommodate evening events.

This position requires a person who enjoys working with others and is able to communicate clearly, as he/she will have to respond to the facility needs of 20 full time staff members. He/she should be a good task manager with strong initiative. He/she must be comfortable with physical labor and be willing to undertake hands-on cleaning tasks.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • This position is responsible for continuously demonstrating proficiency in basic cleaning of the museum. Interaction/contact with patrons and staff can vary from limited to high.
  • Perform daily janitorial duties associated with shift assignments, which includes the general cleaning of the museum facility in assigned areas including (but not limited to): cleaning, sanitizing, dusting, and supplying restrooms.
  • Performs janitorial tasks such as sweeping and mopping of floors, cleaning of windows and walls in accessible areas, paint touch-up, and emptying trash. Including, maintenance of light bulbs for facility.
  • Responsible for facility repairs such as painting benches, walls, pedestals, wall patching, spot stain removal, and other surfaces. Maintain and adhere to painting guide for facility.
  • Perform work operating battery-powered, electric, and manual equipment; uses cleaning equipment such as: brooms, dusters; mechanical floor cleaners, vacuums, and mops.
  • Clean and maintain equipment and storage areas associated with position. Monitor assigned areas and equipment for damage or needed repairs and inform immediate supervisor. Perform minor repairs as assigned.
  • Coordinate delivery and storage of packages and shipments. Maintain supplies and equipment inventory. Order supplies with Finance Manager approval.
  • Consistently and routinely demonstrate both knowledge and skill in the same use and operation of cleaning products, equipment, cleaning techniques necessary to maintain the museum’s quality standards.
  • Oversee and coordinate with outside vendors including (but not limited to): electricians, plumbers, general contractors, etc. Manage & submit building workspeed requests.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of (1) year janitorial experience in a commercial, institutional, or healthcare setting. Vocational training and certification will also be considered.
  • Excellent housekeeping skills with a sharp eye for detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic cleaning techniques, proper storage methods, inventory control, and ordering procedures.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with the public and with staff professionally and tactfully.
  • Adhere to museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
  • Knowledge of museum policies and procedures as applicable to custodial duties and preservation of works of art.
  • Availability to work weekends, evenings, and special events as needed

How to Apply

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. We are fortunate to be surrounded by children ages 1-15 years old and their caregivers who are learning about and creating art – our tasks is to model professional behavior so mutual respect and fun can coexist.

Salary: $15/hour

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements, to: hr@cmany.org

No calls, please.

Teaching Artist (multiple positions)

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and educators who facilitate multi-sensory learning and support creative problem-solving skills. Teaching Artists are essential to CMA in that they offer insight into studio programming, exhibitions, and cultural festivals from the perspective of a practicing artist. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into creating hands-on artmaking workshops. Additionally, Teaching Artists lead inquiry-based dialogue in the classrooms, gallery, and studios encouraging children and families to apply critical thinking to investigating and creating art.

The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts and media lab offerings as well as to develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and innovative. Ideal candidates are warm, outgoing, collaborative, flexible and creative.

CMA has the following open positions:

Fine Arts Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Fine Arts Studio, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

Media Lab Department Teaching Artist (Weekends)

  • Create and facilitate hands-on workshops in the museum’s Media Lab, including stop-motion animation, sound recording, set building, and live action filmmaking.

Key Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles
  • Strongly believes in the core values of CMA and is driven by the mission
  • Ability to work as part of a team of dedicated professional. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to build and cultivate relationships and work effectively with diverse groups
  • Commitment to efficient, equitable choice processes and excellent customer service
  • Comfortable working in a public setting with large volumes of people, particularly children ages 1-15
  • Must lead with positive approaches to behavior and customer service. Will be expected to apply museum guidelines for addressing challenging issues or emergency protocol
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the plan for workshops. Must be open to learning and incorporating new tools, equipment and techniques. Enjoys working hard, looks forward to challenges, is a resourceful and creative problem-solver able to respond appropriately even if limited information is available
  • Preferred 1-2 years working experience in an community setting, arts or cultural organization, museum or educator position preferred and/or a genuine interest in teaching art to children ages 5-15
  • Experience writing curriculum embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies
  • Ability to scaffold and pace instruction for a variety of ages, development/physical abilities and settings. When required provide visual supports (i.e. signage, schedules, process)
  • Genuine interest in supporting the social-emotional development of children learning in a community setting
  • Maybe expected to collect pre/post evaluation data, document sessions and provide reflective notes
  • BA, BFA in fine art, design, illustration, art history, education, or related field preferred
  • Ability to speak a second language is a plus
  • Must be reliable and punctual; able to meet the needs of your committed shifts

This is an hourly, part time position.

How to Apply

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and online samples of your work to: TA@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please. Eligible candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

ARTogether Visit Facilitator

Description & Qualifications

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art. We are committed to celebrating the artist in every child and promoting access to the arts for all children regardless of ability or socioeconomic status because we believe the arts are critical to child and youth development and to strong and vibrant communities.

The ARTogether program provides families who are receiving preventive services, in foster care working toward reunification, or building kinship relationships to bond, interact, and play together both on-site at CMA and off-site at different social service agencies. ARTogether is designed to provide engaging and interactive visits for families with children ages 1-12 years old.

The program is currently seeking a clinically trained facilitator to be paid hourly, according to contract. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience working in a unique community-based, family-centered program with families who are navigating NYC’s child welfare system. The facilitator will be scheduled to host visits on an as- needed basis and flexible weekend hours are required. Supervision by a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist is provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Engaging families in art and imaginative play activities in the museum and off-site at social services agencies
  • Working with participating heads of household to establish program participation 
goals
  • Providing feedback and support to families to ensure progress toward family 
goals
  • Documenting activities, observations, and family progress toward set goals
  • Collaborating with referring workers to best serve participants’ needs
  • Participating in community outreach opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Spanish preferred
  • Flexible evening and weekend schedule
  • Art Therapy, Social Service, or Human Service background
  • Must have experience working with children and families
  • Able to travel to serve families in agency settings through out NYC
  • Strong documenting skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

How To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Michelle López at ARTogether@cmany.org

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Community Programs Teaching Artist - Accessibility

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s community programs provide a supportive artistic environment for all children and families. Our programs inspire skills in looking, making and sharing ideas about art in a recreational setting. CMA’s current programs address the needs of families in the NYC child welfare system, families residing in public housing, as well as families of children with physical and developmental disabilities. Working with consulting professionals in art therapy and occupational therapy, CMA is considered a leader in building accessible art-based programming.

CMA’s key Community Programs include:

ARTogether: CMA uses arts to rebuild trust and communication among families in the foster care system working towards reunification

RESTART: CMA brings multi-session free art programs for children living in transitional housing

Inclusive Weekend Classes: Provides opportunities for children with physical disabilities and their siblings to participate in a family program. Provides opportunities for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings to participate in a family program. The Community Programs Teaching Artist plans and facilitates art-making workshops and classes for children and families in the above programs as well as new program initiatives in the community and schools throughout the year. The Community Programs Teaching Artists reports directly to the Director of Community Programs and work closely to collaborate with contracted occupational therapists and art therapists, fellow teaching artists and interns.

Additionally, the Community Programs Teaching Artist would work with participating families for program evaluations and goal setting. Responsibilities include coordinating documentation, photos and reports necessary for successful programming.

Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are expected to incorporate process, multi-sensory layers and visual supports into workshop designs and curriculum. Weekend hours are required. The Community Programs teaching artist position is paid hourly with approximately 15-20 hours per week. Initiatives may take place at the museum or at an off-site location.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children with special needs between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs as well as working with at risk families.
  • Graduate degree, or related experiences in fine arts, art therapy, special education, social work, or museum education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts).
  • Must be outgoing, friendly and team player.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and able to communicate well with both adults and children.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and samples of your artwork to: Michelle López, Director of Community Programs, at mlopez@cmany.org. No phone calls please.

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